In many small businesses, as well as mental health/specialty practices, the key person tends to be narrowly focused on one or two clinical practice areas. Few solo practitioners are business savvy, and some are not comfortable in marketing in his or her area of specialization. This is especially true in the emerging niche market of anger management/executive coaching, primarily because of the newness of this area of specialization. This places anger management small business providers at a distinct disadvantage in pursuing contracts with professional sports, as well as business and industries to provide workplace anger-management programs, consultation and coaching.
Recently, Anderson & Anderson embarked on a new venture designed to collaborate with providers whose backgrounds, interests and contacts have the potential of expanding contracting opportunities in a wide range of areas out of reach to most solo practitioners. Colbert Williams, the CEO of Executive Life Coaching, Inc. of Lancaster, Ca, teamed up with Anderson & Anderson to pursue a contract with the National Football League. The two organizations are now preparing a proposal for a contract with Municipal Transportation Agencies throughout California. Tom Wentz and Jim Merritt are principals of Community Care located in Palm Springs, California. Tom is a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and an expert in substance abuse intervention, as well as a Certified Anger Management Facilitator in the Anderson & Anderson Curriculum. Jim Merritt is a retired Major League Baseball Pitcher who played with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Minnesota Twins. Jim also is a substance abuse counselor as well as a Certified Anderson & Anderson Anger Management Facilitator.
Community Care and Anderson & Anderson are actively working to secure contracts with all of the Major League Baseball Teams for anger management, executive coaching and organizational training. While they are not prepared to announce any contracts from these efforts at this time, they can report that the preliminary proposals are paying off and hope to announce specific contracts relative the above in the near future. If you are interested in Partnering with Anderson & Anderson, contact George Anderson at 310-207-3591. George Anderson, MSW, BCD, CAMF http://www.linkedin.com/in/geoanderson